IEEE Fellows Program

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. A brief citation is issued to new Fellows describing their accomplishments and the total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting Institute membership. Complete Program Information about the IEEE Fellows Program may be found here.  The Fellow Nomination Process is described here. A Senior member can be nominated in one of four categories: application engineer/practitioner, educator, research engineer/scientist or technical leader. 

The full list of Solid-State Circuits Society Members who are IEEE Fellows are listed here


SSCS Members Elevated to Fellow in 2019


108 alon eladElad Alon

for contributions to mixed-signal integrated circuit design and methodology


Elad Alon is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC). He has held advisory, consulting, or visiting positions at Ayar Labs, Locix, Lion Semiconductor, Cadence, Xilinx, Wilocity (now Qualcomm), Oracle, Intel, AMD, Rambus, Hewlett Packard, and IBM Research, where he worked on digital, analog, and mixed-signal integrated circuits for computing, test and measurement, power management, and high-speed communications. His research focuses on energy-efficient integrated systems, including the circuit, device, communications, and optimization techniques used to design them. Prof. Alon received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2001, 2002, and 2006, respectively.  He received the IBM Faculty Award in 2008, the 2009 Hellman Family Faculty Fund Award, as well as the 2010 and 2017 UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering Outstanding Teaching Awards, and has co-authored papers that received the 2010 ISSCC Jack Raper Award for Outstanding Technology Directions Paper, the 2011 Symposium on VLSI Circuits Best Student Paper Award, the 2012 as well as the 2013 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference Best Student Paper Awards, and 2010-2016 Symposium on VLSI Circuits Most Frequently Cited Paper Award. 

Lucien Breems

Lucien Breems

for contributions to over-sampled converters using complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor technology


Lucien J. Breems received the M.Sc. degree (cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, in 1996 and 2001 respectively. 

From 2000 to 2006 he was with Philips Research and in 2007 he joined NXP Semiconductors. He is NXP fellow and technical director in business line Car Infotainment and Driver Assistance. Since 2011 he is a part-time professor at the Technical University of Eindhoven. 
Prof. Breems is/has been a member of the technical program committees of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), the Symposium on VLSI Circuits and the IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED). From 2009 to 2015 he has served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-Sate Circuits and he has been Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II (2008-2009). He received the ISSCC “Jan van Vessem Outstanding European Paper Award” in 2001, 2011 and 2016, the RFIC Symposium Industry Best Paper award in 2016, and the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits best paper award in 2011 and 2016. He has been IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in 2012-2013.

Meng Fan Chang

Meng-fan Chang

for contributions to static and nonvolatile memories for embedded systems


Meng-Fan Chang received the M.S. degree from The Pennsylvania State University, US, and the Ph.D. degree from the National Chiao Tung University, Hisnchu, Taiwan, respectively. Currently, he is a Full Professor at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan. Before 2006, he has worked in industry over 10 years.

From 1996 to 1997, he designed memory compilers in Mentor Graphics, New Jersey, US. From 1997 to 2001, he designed embedded SRAMs and Flash in Design Service Division (DSD) at TSMC, Hsinchu, Taiwan. During 2001–2006, he was a co-founder and a Director in IPLib Company, Taiwan, where he developed embedded SRAM and ROM compilers, Flash macros, and Flat-cell ROM products. His research interests include circuit designs for volatile and nonvolatile memory, ultra-low-voltage systems, 3D-memory, circuit-device interactions, spintronics circuits, memristor logics for neuromorphic computing, and computing-in-memory for Artificial Intelligence.    


Dr. Chang has been serving as an associate editor for IEEE TVLSI, IEEE TCAD. and a guest editor of IEEE JSSC. He has been serving on technical program committees for ISSCC, IEDM (Ex-com and MT chair), DAC (sub-com chair), ISCAS (track co-chair), A-SSCC, and numerous international conferences. He has been a Distinguished Lecture (DL) speaker for IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS), technical committee member of CASS, and the administrative committee (AdCom) member of IEEE Nanotechnology Council. He has also been serving as the Program Director of Micro-Electronics Program of Ministry of Since and Technology (MOST) in Taiwan during 2018-2020, Associate Executive Director for Taiwan’s National Program of Intelligent Electronics (NPIE) and NPIE bridge program during 2011-2018. He is the recipient of several prestigious national-level awards in Taiwan, including the Outstanding Research Award of MOST-Taiwan (2018), Outstanding Electrical Engineering Professor Award (2017), Academia Sinica Junior Research Investigators Award (2012) and Ta-You Wu Memorial Award (2011). He is an IEEE Fellow. 

Christian Enz

for contributions to low-power analog circuit design

Maysam Ghovanloo ECEMaysam Ghovanloo

for contributions to implantable wireless integrated circuits and systems


Maysam Ghovanloo received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, and the M.S. degree in biomedical engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 1997. He also received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2003 and 2004.

Dr. Ghovanloo developed the first modular Patient Care Monitoring System in Iran where he also founded a startup to manufacture physiology and pharmacology research laboratory instruments. From 2004 to 2007 he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of ECE at the North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. Since 2007 he has been with the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he is a Professor and the founding director of the GT-Bionics Lab. He has 10 issued patents and authored or coauthored more than 200 peer-reviewed conference and journal publications on implantable microelectronic devices, integrated circuits and micro-systems for IMD applications, and modern assistive technologies.


Dr. Ghovanloo was the general chair of the IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS 2015) in Atlanta, GA in Oct. 2015. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME) and IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBioCAS). He is serving on the technical program committee for the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC). He served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, Part II (2008-2011), as well as a Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits and IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. He has also served on the Imagers, MEMS, Medical and Displays subcommittee of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) from 2009-2014. He has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the Tommy Nobis Barrier Breaker Award for Innovation, and Distinguished Young Scholar Award from the Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage.

Hossein Hashemi High ResolutionHossein Hashemi

for development of radio-frequency and optical phased-array integrated circuits


Hossein Hashemi is a Professor of Electrical Engineering, Ming Hsieh Faculty Fellow, and the co-director of the Ming Hsieh Institute at the University of Southern California. His research interests include electronic and photonic integrated circuits and systems. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electronics Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1997 and 1999, respectively, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 2001 and 2003, respectively. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid state Circuits (2013 – present). He was a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (2013 – 2014); member of the Technical Program Committee of IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) (2011 – 2015), IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium (2011 – present), and the IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Symposium (CSICS) (2010 – 2014); an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems—Part I: Regular Papers (2006–2007) and the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems—Part II: Express Briefs (2004–2005); and Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid state Circuits (Oct 2013 & Dec 2013).

Dr. Hashemi was the recipient of a 2018 Okawa Foundation Research Award, the 2016 Nokia Bell Labs Prize, 2015 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Outstanding Young Engineer Award, 2008 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award, and a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. He received the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Junior Faculty Research Award in 2008, and was recognized as a Distinguished Scholar for the Outstanding Achievement in Advancement of Engineering by the Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage in 2011. He was a co-recipient of the 2004 IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits Best Paper Award for “A Fully-Integrated 24 GHz 8-Element Phased-Array Receiver in Silicon” and the 2007 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper for “A Fully Integrated 24 GHz 4-Channel Phased-Array Transceiver in 0.13um CMOS based on a Variable Phase Ring Oscillator and PLL Architecture”.

Dr. Hashemi is the co-editor of the books “Millimeter-Wave Silicon Technology: 60 GHz and Beyond” published by Springer in 2008, and “mm-Wave Silicon Power Amplifiers and Transmitters” published by the Cambridge University Press in 2016.

Nitin Jain

for leadership in the development of physics-based models for mm-wave System-on-Chip Ics


Kim 2017 wideChris Hyung-il Kim

for contributions to on-chip circuit reliability evaluation and characterization


Chris H. Kim received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Seoul National University and a Ph.D. degree from Purdue University. He joined the University of Minnesota in 2004 where he is currently a professor. Prof. Kim is the recipient of the University of Minnesota Taylor Award for Distinguished Research, SRC Technical Excellence Award for his
“Silicon Odometer” research, Council of Graduate Students Outstanding Faculty Award, NSF CAREER Award, Mcknight Foundation Land-Grant Professorship, 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Award (2 times), IBM Faculty Partnership Award (3 times), IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Outstanding Young Author Award, the ICCAD Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award, ISLPED Low Power Design Contest Award (4 times), and ISLPED Best Paper Award (2 times). His group has expertise in digital, mixed-signal, and memory IC design, with special emphasis on circuit reliability, hardware security, radiation effects, time-based circuits, and beyond-CMOS computing.

Lee-sup Kim

for contributions to energy-efficient multimedia processor architectures

Farinaz Koushanfar

for contributions to hardware and embedded systems security and to privacy-preserving computing

ElvisPui-in Mak

for contributions to radio-frequency and analog circuits


Pui-In (Elvis) Mak (S’00-M’08-SM’11-F’19) received the Ph.D. degree from University of Macau (UM), Macao, China, in 2006. He is currently Full Professor at UM Faculty of Science and Technology – ECE, and Associate Director (Research) at the UM State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI. His research interests are on analog and radio-frequency (RF) circuits and systems for wireless and multidisciplinary innovations.

His involvements with IEEE are: Editorial Board Member of IEEE Press (’14-’16); Member of Board-of-Governors of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (’09-’11); Senior Editor of IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems (’14-’15); Associate Editor of IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (’18-), IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters (’17-), IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (’10-’11, ’14-’15) and II (’10-’13). He is/was the TPC Vice Co-Chair of ASP-DAC (’16), TPC Member of A-SSCC (’13-’16),  ESSCIRC (’16-’17) and ISSCC (’17-’19). He is/was Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (’14-’15) and IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (’17-’18). He currently chairs the Distinguished Lecturer Program of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (’18-).

Prof. Mak (co)-received the DAC/ISSCC Student Paper Award’05, CASS Outstanding Young Author Award’10; National Scientific and Technological Progress Award’11; Best Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II’12-13, A-SSCC Distinguished Design Award’15 and ISSCC Silkroad Award’16. In 2005, Prof. Mak was decorated with the Honorary Title of Value for scientific merits by the Macau Government. He was inducted as an Overseas Expert of the Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2018. He is a Fellow of the IET and IEEE.

Katsufumi Nakamura

for contributions to integrated circuits for digital imaging

Samar Saha

for contributions to compact modeling of silicon field-effect transistors

Shaojun Wei

for leadership in integrated circuits engineering of smart cards and reconfigurable devices

Jared Zerbe

for contributions to the development of high-performance serial interfaces

Lin Zhong

for contributions to the development of energy-efficient driver circuits for organic light-emitting diodes